Democrats on three House panels continue to meet privately to seek consensus on a single plan. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee said they were trying to decide whether to finance coverage of the uninsured with one broad-based tax, like the value-added tax, or a combination of smaller taxes.
The article is here. I wasn't expecting that for years to come. From my distant perch out here in Fairfax (and Arlington), I believe this means health care reform is falling apart. It means the unions won't let them tax health insurance benefits and the CBO won't let them punt on the issue of finance.